Yesterday’s announcement on changes to Scotland’s tiered lockdown restrictions, which saw several areas move up into higher tiers, introduced new travel restrictions, but what are the exceptions? Yesterday we confirmed the new COVID-19 restrictions announced by the First Minister including the new restrictions on travel, which means that people living in Level 3 or Level 4 areas must not travel
The main headlines from the Scottish First Minister’s announcement in Holyrood is that 11 local authority areas have been moved to the strictest Level 4 COVID-19 Restrictions, but the devil in the detail will have serious implications for many Employers who are not required to close. At about 20 minutes into her announcement to the Scottish
New COVID-19 Restrictions for Scotland have this afternoon been confirmed by Holyrood. 11 local authority areas have been moved to Level 4 restrictions, 2 have moved down to Level 2 & 19 have remained the same. We outline the implications for Scottish business workplaces these new Level 4 Restrictions have here: Which Businesses Will be
Businesses across the Central Belt of Scotland are bracing themselves ahead of today’s announcement from the leader of the Scottish administration, Nicola Sturgeon, when it is anticipated she will confirm that large parts of the West of Scotland will be moved up to strict Level 4 COVID-19 restrictions, the highest tier of coronavirus restrictions possible.
On 13 November 2020, HM Treasury published its fourth Treasury Direction, which together with the previous Treasury Directions, form the legal framework for the CJRS (furlough scheme). We have updated our COVID-19 Guidance for Employers and provide a useful summary of the key differences. We have updated our COVID-19 Guidance for Employers and provide a
Failing to ensure any previously issued furlough agreements meet the extended CJRS grant eligibility conditions could result in failed grant claims. Here’s how to avoid making that simple mistake: To be eligible for the grant, employers must have confirmed to their employee (or reached collective agreement with a trade union) in writing that they have been
On 5 November 2020, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended until 31 March 2021 and it is more generous than the scheme running in September and October. Until at least January 2021, Employers will be able to claim 80% of employees’ wages, capped at £2,500 for
In light of the PM’s announcement on 30 October 2020, in which he confirmed the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough Scheme / CJRS) will be extended to 2 December 2020, the new Job Support Scheme (JSS) will now not start until the extended Furlough Scheme ends. The extension of the Furlough Scheme may create some